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Historic Artists' Homes & Studios Virtual Road Trip: Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art
Join us for a virtual road trip across the United States to explore unique and wholly original historic artist homes and studios. Traveling from Idaho to New York, we'll discover the environments, architecture, and private landscapes of six different artists, as well as the spaces that supported their art-making practices. This six-part, monthly series ventures deep into the museums and preserved spaces that nurtured the creation of thousands of American artworks. Fueled by the James Castle House and the Historic Artists' Homes & Studios (HAHS) program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Traveling from San Francisco, California to Denver, Colorado, the third stop of this six-part virtual road trip, we'll investigate the artist Vance Kirkland. We’ll explore Kirkland's Studio & Art School, located in Denver's oldest commercial art building (built 1910–1911), a space that functioned both as an art school and his private studio, collectively for almost 70 years. Even today the space remains saturated with Kirkland's imagination, innovation, and frenetic energy that allowed him to push the boundaries of his art-making practice.

Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art in Denver has three principal collections, all shown together in salon style, allowing visitors to time travel through about 150 years of art. The Museum features a retrospective of Colorado's distinguished painter, Vance Kirkland (1904–1981), with examples of his five painting periods and over 30 series spanning from realism to surrealism to abstraction.

More at kirklandmuseum.org

The James Castle House encourages persons with disabilities and those who require language assistance to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing an accommodation, please contact the James Castle House at jamescastlehouse@cityofboise.org, as soon as possible, but no later than 72 hours before the event. To request assistance, you may also dial TTY 1-800-377-3529.

May 20, 2021 12:00 PM in Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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